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Gridiron Gang (2006)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Sport | 15 September 2006 (USA)
Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sean Porter (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson)
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Bobbi Porter
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Paul Higa
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Ted Dexter
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Kelvin Owens (as David Thomas)
Setu Taase ...
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Leon Hayes (as Mo)
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Donald Madlock (as James Earl III)
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Kenny Bates
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Bug Wendal
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Danyelle Rollins (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Roger Weathers
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Jamal Evans
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Storyline

In the Kilpatrick juvenile detention center, the supervisor and former football player Sean Porter sees the lack of discipline, self-esteem, union and perspective in the teenage interns and proposes to prepare a football team to play in one league. He is supported by his superiors and his successful experience changes the lives of many young kids. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One goal. A second chance.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some startling scenes of violence, mature thematic material and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gangue está em Campo  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,414,630, 17 September 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,432,823, 22 October 2006
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Though portrayed as the antagonist of the film, the real Paul Higa was one of the biggest advocates of the program. See more »

Goofs

During the playoff game, Junior's (hurt player/trainer) logo appears backwards and on the wrong side of his polo shirt. See more »

Quotes

Malcolm Moore: Man, that kid's always smiling!
[laughing at Bugs]
Sean Porter: Yeah... but I wonder if he was laughing when he stabbed that old lady for her purse?
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Connections

Features On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Celebration
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell), Ronald Bell, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
Eumir Deodato, Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens), Claydes Smith,
, J.T. Taylor (as James Taylor), Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Thomas) and Earl Toon (as Earl Toon,
, Jr.)
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Give this film a chance
22 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have seen a lot of people rag on this film because it has a wrestler in it. First of all lemme say something. This isn't the football movie to end football movies. The Rock actually plays his part really well as well as the other members of the cast. To totally brush this off would be an injustice. I had my doubts as well, not because of The Rock but because there are so many football movies that come out and a lot fail to keep my attention. I loved Varsity Blues and The Program. The Replacements failed to meet expectations and Remember the Titans was just OK. and don't even mention The Longest Yard remake.... This film is definitely above average. The presentation is handled well and The Rock proves he belongs there. He also proves that he excels in drama rather than being the action hero or the comedic role (although i did enjoy The Rundown). So take a chance on the movie and chances are you will enjoy the whole 2 hrs and some change that this movie is.


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